At least 30 suspected bandits, in the late hours of Sunday, attacked Okene Area Command of the Nigeria Police Force in Kogi State as one bandit was killed, while several others ran during the exchange of firearms between the criminals and the security personnel.
In a statement on Sunday night by Kingsley Fanwo, Commissioner for Information in the State, he said the bandits bowed to superior firepower of security operatives.
According to him, local hunters, and men of the State Vigilante Service collaborated with other security operatives to spontaneously foil the attack.
He said the onslaught against the gunmen was coordinated by the Executive Chairmen of Local Government Areas in Kogi Central and the SSA on Security to the Governor in charge of Kogi Central.
He added that two of their motorcycles were recovered, as well as various arms and ammunition.
Also, explosives meant to shatter the command were immediately detonated by experts adding that no innocent life was lost.